In-form Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander Arnold reached the milestone of 40 assists last weekend during the Premier League clash with Southampton thus becoming the youngest player to achieve the feat outside the duo of Cesc Fabregas and Wayne Rooney. It took him just 139 matches for the England international to reach 40 assists in the Premier League.
Trent Alexander Arnold got to 40 assists when he provided the fourth Liverpool goal for Dutchman Van Dijk as the Merseyside giants ran riot against Southampton. Apart from Van Dijk, Diogo Jota (brace) and Thiago Alcantara also scored as Liverpool beat the Saints 4-0 at home to move within one point of leaders Chelsea on the Premier League log having played a game more. When Chelsea played their own game, they could only secure a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United to go one point clear of Manchester City in second place and two points clear of Liverpool in third place.
Liverpool defender Trent reached the milestone of 40 Premier League assists at the age of 23 years and 51 days, which is slightly higher than that of Cesc Fabregas and Wayne Rooney.
Derby County boss Rooney was at Manchester United when he got to 40 Premier League assists at the age of 22 years and 200 days. Spanish international Cesc Fabregas still holds the record for the youngest player to reach the milestone at 21 years and 188 days.
England international Trent has been one of the best players at Liverpool and he has been the undisputed right-back at the club since the 2018/19 season having made his debut for the Reds in 2016. He came through the Liverpool Academy before being promoted to the first team. Trent has one goal and seven assists in 12 league outings this season plus one goal in three Champions League games.